Crime Free Association

Keep Illegal Activity  Off Rental Property
Crime Free Programs
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Crime Free Rental Housing
  • Crime Free Mobile Housing
  • Crime Free Condominiums
  • Crime Free Self-Storage
  • Crime Free Hotel-Motel
  • Crime Free RV Parks
  • Crime Free Lifestyles
  • Crime Free Business

Crime Free Programs

Keep Illegal Activity Off Rental Property


The Crime Free Programs are innovative, law enforcement based crime prevention solutions designed to help keep illegal activity off rental property. There are currently nine Crime Free Programs being offered. The Crime Free Programs were successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. The International Crime Free Programs have spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 48 U.S. States, 5 Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico. Select a Crime Free logo from the left column to learn more about each program.

Three Phases of Certification

The Crime Free Programs consist of three-phases that are completed under the supervision of local law enforcement. The cornerstone of the Crime Free Programs is the partnership between law enforcement and the community working together to prevent crime. Law enforcement coordinators are certified trainers of the Crime Free programs and will provide the initial program training and property survey. Property owners and managers make the commitment to learn and apply the Crime Free Programs to help keep illegal activity off their rental property. This combination of resources has proven to be successful in fighting crime.

Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase while the physical property itself can only be certified upon completion of all three phases.The anticipated benefits of a fully certified property are reduced crime, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability. See testimonials and success stories.

What the Association Offers

The goal of the association is to assist any person or organization involved with rental property management by expanding their knowledge of the Crime Free Programs through training, information sharing, and assistance. This Association is also dedicated to helping those who do not have a local or state Crime Free Association, but are interested in starting one. This Association may also be able to help you with grant writing information.

The next International Crime Free Training Workshop will be held in Aurora, Colorado on October 17-19, 2017. Instructor training certification will be offered on all nine Crime Free Programs taught by the founder Tim Zehring.

How Can I get Certified?

We invite you to explore our website to find the answers you seek to assist in keeping illegal activity off rental property. Getting certified opens up a whole world of training and networking opportunities. We also offer Crime Free Association memberships. Select the membership information navigation link at the top of any page to learn more.

Crime Free Programs Train-The-Trainer Workshop
Aurora, Colorado
October 17-19, 2017

Links to our Associate Members


International Crime Free Association
El Cajon Police Dept - Samantha Scheurn
100 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

Timothy L. Zehring, Executive Director
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